Sierra Leone gets faster internet services

January 28, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West Africa

K3 Telecom launches services in Sierra Leone

K3 Telecom launches services in Sierra Leone

Telecom operator K3 Telecom, a subsidiary of the Swiss group K3 Telecom AG, launched in Sierra Leone on 21 January 2019.

This marked the official start of their ISP with triple-play services in Freetown, on their own wireless broadband telecommunications network. The services will be provided via wireless technology.

Mohammed Nasrallah, chief executive officer of K3 Telecom Sierra Leone, explained that the company has opted for wireless because deploying a cable that connects each home and that offers broadband Internet, TV services and IP telephony, is very expensive in terms of time and money in developing markets that express a strong need for connectivity services.

He said even though Freetown will be the starting point of their operation, the company has plans to expand it to other parts of the country in the coming months.

“We are entering the market with attractive packages that will start at a price of $99. We don’t want to be the cheapest ISP provider but we want to be the provider with the best in terms of price and quality,” he said.

“We are entering the market with attractive offers starting from US $ 99, we do not want to be the cheapest internet access provider on the market, we want to be the best value supplier,” said Nasrallah.

Uros Mlakar, CEO of K3 Telecom AG said that in the coming months, the company’s network will be upgraded and expanded to extend the signal reach to a wider area of Freetown.

“Internet will be extremely fast and uncapped already in basic packages, allowing for carefree communication, emailing and using video services,” he said and assured that in the coming months, their network will be further upgraded and expanded to increase the range of their signal.

Mlakar disclosed the launch of Next Smart TV, a platform with more than 100 channels.

He added that the digital program will provide extended insight into the television program scheme and contents.

Edited by Fundisiwe Maseko
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